30 May 2017

Chef stop

Dating back to 1820, this famed chefs' stop was Julia Child's favorite cookware shop.

E. Dehillerin
20 rue Coquillière 75001

29 May 2017

Where I took my mother


Another restaurant I'd written up for USA Today, it was used as a set in "Something's Gotta Give" starring Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves and Diane Keaton.

Le Grand Colbert
2 rue Vivienne 75002

28 May 2017

Bonne Fête Maman!

It's Mother's Day in France and florists are brimming over.

Film pick:
MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
"Just in time for Mother's Day...."

27 May 2017

25 May 2017

Book dressing

Fashion boutique or bookstore? Shelves of books are the backdrop to a summer collection.

23 May 2017

Wired

Minimalist display of children's clothing in a Left Bank boutique.

Meant for Paris

"Barbara this reminds me so much of you from your college days way back when visiting your parents in Vienna." Sean L., Tucson AZ

22 May 2017

19 May 2017

18 May 2017

Protein boost

Traditionally for workers in need of a quick "protein boost" the hard-boiled egg has returned to Paris café counters.

17 May 2017

16 May 2017

Sleepy head

Seventy tons of stone went into "Écoute," Henri de Miller's monolithic sculpture next to the church of Saint Eustache.

15 May 2017

Monday motivation

Glorious views, glorious day at re-opened Café de l'Homme.

17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre 75016

14 May 2017

13 May 2017

Glimpse

Notre Dame Cathedral just visible across the river beyond shimmering trees and bouquiniste stalls.

Morning motivation

Tout simplement, a grand crème.
(Accidentally my sandals perfectly matched the stool!)

12 May 2017

Day trip: Musée Camille Claudel

Newly opened Camille Claudel Museum in Nogent-sur-Seine is just an hour and a half away from Paris and on the way to Troyes, restored to its medieval splendor and gateway to the Champagne region.

Lunch:
AU NUMERO VINS
(wine / charcuterie-cheese planches one-minute walk from museum)
5 Rue de l'Étape au Vin 10400 Nogent-sur-Seine



9 May 2017

8 May 2017

Le Sentier

Beautiful cobbled street in the Sentier quarter, the old garment district of Paris.

2 May 2017

Cages

Stacked cages for sale at the Sunday flower and bird market on Île de la Cité.

1 May 2017

Pain perdu


Franco-Australian brunch sensation Hardware Société serves up a different pain perdu, the original French toast, daily. Get there early and grab a window seat with views.

Top photo: Reflection of Basilica in front window

10 rue Lamarck 75018